As we collectively navigate a world of change and take a moment to collect our thoughts, what stands out above all else is the importance of community and connection. Families, organizations, individuals, and many others visit the National Geographic Museum each month to experience the wonder of the world: rarely seen artifacts, iconic photography, powerful storytelling and much more. Unfortunately, during the last several weeks, many institutions have closed to flatten the curve of COVID-19, and our museum is no exception. On March 13, 2020, we made the decision to temporarily close the National Geographic Museum, including our current exhibition, “ Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall ,” produced in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute . While we understand that this may be disappointing to some, at National Geographic, the health, safety and well-being of our community comes first. The story of Dr. Jane Goodall—DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace—is a story of extraordinary scientific achievement and inspiration. “Becoming Jane,” showcases Dr. Goodall’s life and legacy and underscores her message of hope, compassion, and altruism. One of Jane’s greatest reasons for hope is the indomitable human spirit. As Dr. Goodall […]


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